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|Friday, March 6, 2020|
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm
Room 007B, Henry B. González Convention Center, River Level
F183. Editing the Last Wild Places. (Laura-Gray Street, Juan Morales, Elizabeth Dodd, Anna Lena Bell, Tom Payton) The world’s ecosystems and biodiversity are disappearing at an alarming rate. How can writers and editors help document and preserve diverse natural landscapes, and help clarify the relation between ecological and social justice? What comfort and joy, even, can be found in our work to save these vanishing places? Join editors of place-based books plus the renowned journals Ecotone, Pilgrimage, and Terrain.org for insight, instruction, and inspiration on editing the last wild places. Download event outline and supplemental documents.
Laura-Gray Street is author of Pigment and Fume and Shift Work, and co-editor of The Ecopoetry Anthology and A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia. She is associate professor of English and directs the Creative Writing and Visiting Writers Series Program at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.
Twitter Username: RClgstreet
Juan J. Morales is the author of three poetry collections including The Handyman's Guide to End Times. He is a CantoMundo fellow, a Macondista, the editor of Pilgrimage magazine, and the chair of English and world languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
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Elizabeth Dodd teaches creative writing and environmental literature, as well as interdisciplinary science and humanities courses at Kansas State University. She’s authored six books, most recently Horizon’s Lens. She is nonfiction editor of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments.
Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament, winner of the 2016 Vassar Miller Prize, and the artist's book A Pocket Book of Forms. The recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship in literature, she is editor of Ecotone and Lookout Books, and teaches at UNC Wilmington.
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Thomas Payton is a thirty-year publishing veteran in trade and university press publishing with extensive editorial acquisitions, rights/licensing, and sales/marketing experience. He is the publisher/director for Trinity University Press.